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omy.sg and Wanbao Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court

By , November 16, 2011 2:11 pm

I attended a second feast event last Saturday, organised by omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with omy Blog Club bloggers, Goh Yong Wei and Kiyomi Lim.

This time, we feasted at Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣叶台菜) and Fairmont Hotel Szechuan Court. The previous feast was at Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) and Swissotel Merchant Court.

The event is a special collaboration with eight well-known restaurants, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦), tasked with bringing a group of readers on an exclusive festive gourmet food trail for four consecutive Saturdays.

We visited Shin Yeh Restaurant first for a Chinese New Year meal and Szechuan Court next for a Christmas meal. To find out more about the event, you can check out omy.sg’s event report.

The Chinese New Year menu at Shin Yeh consists of:

风生水起: 腾龙大鱼生 Fortune Yu Sheng

大鹏展翅: 台式佛跳墙 Taiwan-style “Buddha Jump Over Wall”

年年有余: 树子蒸筍壳 Steamed Marble Goby with Small Olives

金凤迎春: 乌龙茶蒸鸡 Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea

祥瑞迎福: 红豆椰香雪花冰 Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ices and Yam Cubes

Surprise Dish 1: Wok-fried Prawn Balls with Fresh Lily Bulbs and Gingko Nuts

Surprise Dish 2: Glutinous Rice Balls coated with Ground Peanuts (Muah Chee)

Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine

Shin Yeh Restaurant, specialising in quality Taiwanese cuisine

Fortune Yu Sheng

Fortune Yu Sheng

Lo hei!

Lo hei!

Chef welcome

Chef welcome

Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei

Shin Yeh chefs joined in too for the lo hei

Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber in Casserole

Budhha Jump over Wall - Double-boiled Shark's Fin with Abalone, Pig's Stomach, Chicken, Scallop and Sea Cucumber

Lots of good stuff in the soup

Lots of good stuff in the soup

Orange peeling competition

Orange peeling competition

Steamed Marble Goby

Steamed Marble Goby

Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea

Smoked Chicken with Premium Oolong Tea

Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs

Wok-fried prawn balls with lily bulbs

Taiwan Muah Chee

Taiwan Muah Chee

Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes

Award-winning Taiwan-style Red Beans over Shaved Coconut Ice and Yam Cubes

Chef thank you

Chef thank you

The Christmas menu at Szechuan Court consists of:

前菜~ 冬季椎茸凉拌菜 Winter Salad

热汤~ 鲍肚滋补养颜汤 Abalone Soup

海鲜~ 圣诞浓酱烧鳕鱼 Christmas Codfish

主菜~ 四川秘制干葱鸡 Szechuan Chicken

三甜品~ 杨枝甘露+麻辣雪糕+寒冬清汤 Desert Platter

Surprise Dish: Christmas Cake

Chef welcome

Chef welcome

Winter salad

Winter salad

Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture

Abalone soup, filled with other goodies like the dried oyster in the picture

Christmas codfish

Christmas codfish

Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water

Stage game where contestants have to pick mahjong tiles from a tank of icy water

Szechuan chicken with yellow rice

Szechuan chicken with yellow rice

Very beautiful desert platter

Very beautiful desert platter

First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!

First time I tried Chili Ice Cream!

Chef introducing his surprise dish

Chef introducing his surprise dish

A Christmas cake to round up the day

A Christmas cake to round up the day

If you are interested to join this food trail, registration is still open for the remaining sessions on 19 and 26 Nov at $108 per pax or $88 per pax if you register in a group of 2 or more.

omy.sg and Wanbao Festive Gourmet Food Trail – Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) and Swissotel Merchant Court

By , November 11, 2011 10:22 am

In a special collaboration with eight well-known restaurants, omy.sg and Lianhe Wanbao, together with veterian food critic Ah Lun (黄卓伦) will be bringing a group of readers on an exclusive festive gourmet food trail for four consecutive Saturdays.

Each week, a group of 80+ readers will visit two restaurants together with Ah Lun to sample their Chinese New Year and Christmas special dishes.

Other than eating, participants were given the rare opportunities to meet with the restaurants’ chef who answered their questions and even shared a few cooking tips on the spot.

Last Saturday was the first event. omy Blog Club bloggers, Stephanie He, Jeanine Quee and Jacqualine Chan were invited to join Ah Lun for the food trail. I was there too as a working staff.

We visited Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace (义安城翡翠皇宫) first for a Chinese New Year meal and Swissotel Merchant Court next for a Christmas meal. The festive bells and whistles came really early for me this year!

To find out more about the event, you can read the bloggers’ reviews; omy.sg’s event report or watch omy.sg’s vodcast coverage.

The Chinese New Year menu at Crystal Jade Palace consists of:
发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生 Salmon Yu Sheng
盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜 Peng Cai
鱼跃龙门 ~ 过桥活鱼 Fish Soup
贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆 Desert Platter
Surprise Dish – 八宝饭 Eight Treasures Glutinous Rice

At Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace

At Ngee Ann City Crystal Jade Palace

Yu Sheng to start the day - 发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生

Yu Sheng to start the day - 发财鱼生~ 三文鱼大捞生

Getting ready to lo hei

Getting ready to lo hei

Lo hei aftermath

Lo hei aftermath

Peng Cai! This pot alone cost $428 - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜

Peng Cai! This pot alone cost $428 - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜

Everyone was very happy when the Peng Cai was served

Everyone was very happy when the Peng Cai was served

The Peng Cai was individually portioned so everyone gets a taste of everything inside

The Peng Cai was individually portioned so everyone gets a taste of everything inside

One serving of Peng Cai, with abalone, oyster and other expensive new year goodies

One serving of Peng Cai, with abalone, oyster and other expensive new year goodies

One of the stage games

One of the stage games

Crystal Jade chef demonstrating how to cook a fish soup dish - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜

Crystal Jade chef demonstrating how to cook a fish soup dish - 盆满钵满 ~ 皇宫金装鲍鱼盆菜

Individual serving portion of the fish soup

Individual serving portion of the fish soup

Jacqualine and her husband making a Chinese lantern

Jacqualine and her husband making a Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern making contest - the little boy won

Chinese lantern making contest - the little boy won

Surprise Dish - Eight Treasure Rice

Surprise Dish - Eight Treasure Rice

Individual serving portion of the Eight Treasure Rice

Individual serving portion of the Eight Treasure Rice

Desert - 贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆

Desert - 贺岁双仙 ~ 椰香仙翁米+酒香脆皮煎堆

The wonderful Crystal Jade Palace chefs who whipped up the feast

The wonderful Crystal Jade Palace chefs who whipped up the feast

The Christmas menu at Swissotel Merchant Court consists of:
热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油 Pumpkin Soup
前菜 ~ 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨 Salad
主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅 Turkey Main
甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕 Christmas Pudding
Surprise Dish – Entire buffet floor was opened to participants

Getting everyone seated at Swissotel Merchant Court

Getting everyone seated at Swissotel Merchant Court

Pumpkin soup - 热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油

Pumpkin soup - 热汤 ~ 花椰菜羹 松露油

The salad - 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨

The salad - 凉拌园蔬 蜜冻梨

Turkey main - 主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅

Turkey main - 主菜 ~ 烤火鸡卷 杏果馅

Stage game where we got one participant from each table to dress up as Santa Claus

Stage game where we got one participant from each table to dress up as Santa Claus

Christmas Pudding - 甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕

Christmas Pudding - 甜品 ~ 圣诞布丁 香草雪糕

The Swissotel chefs

The Swissotel chefs

Surprise Dish - the buffet line was opened to all participants! Very generous of Swissotel, but most cannot eat anymore.

Surprise Dish - the buffet line was opened to all participants! Very generous of Swissotel, but most cannot eat anymore.

The last time I worked on the food trail events, my waist grew thicker by quite a few cm, thanks to the endless rich feasting for 5 consecutive Saturdays. There is really such a thing as an overload of good food; not that I am complaining! 🙂

If you are interested to join this food trail, registration is still open for the remaining sessions on 12, 19 and 26 Nov at $108 per pax or $88 per pax if you register in a group of 2 or more.

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